East of Eden, by John Steinbeck

March 26, 2010

As a child may be born without an arm, so one may be born without kindness or the potential of a conscience.  A man who loses his arms in an accident has a great struggle to adjust himself to the lack, but one born without arms suffers only from people who find him strange.  Having never had arms, he cannot miss them… To a man born without conscience, a soul-stricken man must seem ridiculous.

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